Final Fantasy XIV, also known as Final Fantasy XIV Online, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game for Microsoft Windows personal computers, developed and published by Square Enix in 2010.It is the fourteenth entry in the main Final Fantasy series and the second MMORPG in the series after Final Fantasy XI.
Set in the fantasy realm of Eorzea,players take control of a customized avatar as they explore the land and are caught up in both an invasion by the hostile Garlean Empire and the threat of the Primals,the deities of the land's Beastmen tribes.Eventually,they are embroiled in a plot by a Garlean Legatus to destroy the Primals by bringing one of the planet's moons down on Eorzea.
Eorzea is broken up among three main powers: the forest nation of Gridania; the desert-based Ul'dah sultanate; and the thalassocracy of Limsa Lominsa, Eorzea's dominant maritime power.Five years prior to the start of the game, the Garlean Empire invaded the land of Ala Migho, but were prevented from conquering Eorzea by the attacks of the ancient dragon Midgardsomr and his dragon hordes. In response to the Empire's threat, the three nations of Eorzea reform the Grand Companies, comprehensive centers of command which combine the cities' military and economic assets. The Grand Companies attracted people from all walks of life, who take up the mantle of Adventurers.
The player character is a customizable Adventurer avatar taken from the five main races of Eorzea. The playable races are the human-like Hyur, the elf-like Elezen, the physically-imposing Roegadyn, the diminutive Lalafell, and the feline Miqo'te. Playable Roegadyn and Miqo'te are gender-locked to male and female respectively.Aside from these races are the Beastmen, tribes who worship ancient gods called the Primals, which require aether-rich crystals and whose presence damages the planet.